My care is based on the midwifery model. I strive to listen to and empower women in their health. I believe in educating women and their families, and shared decision making in their care. It is important that I provide options such as waterbirth and nitrous to women.
My body is my temple and I like to take good care of it. I have a strong interest in nutrition and exercise. My favorite activities include CrossFit, spinning, and paddleboarding.
Qualifications and experience
- Certified Nurse Midwife, Pregnancy and Reproduction, Women's Health, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Prenatal Care, Pregnancy and Reproduction - Childbirth
- Languages spoken
James Madison University (VA) (1990)
University of California, San Francisco (1996)
New York University (1991)
- Clinical interest for patients
Midwifery, waterbirth, and breastfeeding. Empowering women in their health and births.
- Volunteer activities
I have been involved with the Center for Global Health, working on establishing a birth center to serve rural women in Guatemala, and training community nurses to be skilled birth attendants.